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Has anyone quit during busy season? What was your experience? Did you feel like you burned a lot of bridges? (Note: I’m considering leaving for mental health treatment)

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Screw this job! We are not soldiers at war! We are not surgeons! Stop acting like anyone is going to die. These people are not even going to show up to your funeral. You owe them nothing. As they will tell you if they ever fire you “It’s just business”. So take care of yourself first. People quit on my teams all the time. I throw them a party and harbor no ill will.

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You absolutely should put your mental health first! No questions asked! You may receive some underhanded comments, but the reality is the people that would say anything would say it even if it wasn’t busy season!

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I had a severe anxiety attack during busy season last year. Sent me to the hospital. The engagement partner told me take as much time as I needed. I ended up taking 3-4 weeks away from work and no texts emails calls etc it was helpful. Came back and finished season strong. Didn’t need to take medical leave and had enough vacation. Have this discussion with the partner

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I have. Quite in mid January- I got a speech from the partner how it’s not professional yadahyada... end of the day I was much happier with my decision. Don’t put other people’s feelings above yours. It’s just business. Sometimes hard decisions have to be made.

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Also, if you are leaving to go through mental health treatment, you may want to look into whether you can take a leave of absence or medical leave.

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Agree with SM1 - talk to partner and HR about a medical leave. The firm will support you on this if it’s medical related.

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Well I just quit EY on Monday. Feels great.

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So true EY 2!

If you feel you need mental treatment, you need to start that by yesterday. You should seek help from your family and friends and focus on getting better. Work and what others think should not be in your mind when you have something so important to take care of. Best of luck.

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